Poetry. "You can't teach God anything," Jeni Olin writes. An ambulance cools its jets in the arboretum, and she asks, "What have you got roughly in your breast?" The improvised reality series THE PILL BOOK disseminates a plethora of diagnoses and a handful of cures. Jeni's is lyrical asymmetry that wears its coronary on a "sushi-pink" sleeve, sitting shiva under love balloons, "helium-filled strays / traipsing around the sky clinic..." Nineteen poems call out to our punk hearts, Sofia Coppola, Ginzu knives, and blemish make-up. "All Things Considered" reads -- "People CAN change/ If they are just willing/ To drive to a pharmacy"
Jeni Olin lives in Manhattan where she rages in "posh isolation" with her maltese dog Good Times. Jeni received her BA & MFA from Naropa University. Her first full-length book BLUE COLLAR HOLIDAY was published by Hanging Loose in 2005. Her most recent publications are a chapbook of pharmaceutical sonnets about antidepressants titled THE PILL BOOK from Faux Press, 2008, and the full-length book HOLD TIGHT: THE TRUCK DARLING POEMS from Hanging Loose Press in 2010. She is currently working on a manuscript called EVERYBODY LEAVES. Also she is changing her name to Truck Darling and her friends call her truck.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA